The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Spanish Vice Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela today at the Department of State. The Deputy Secretary thanked the Vice Foreign Minister for Spain’s contribution to efforts to defeat ISIS in Iraq and emphasized the commitment of the United States to support the democratic aspirations of the Venezuelan people. The Deputy Secretary and Vice Foreign Minister discussed a number of regional and bilateral issues, including efforts to combat ISIS globally and security and economic development in the Sahel region of Africa.

U.S. Department of State

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